Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

We’re all prey to nostalgia, and indulging in it can help lift us up. Yet, we also know the pitfalls of dreaming of yesteryear, especially when it impedes negatively on the current year. So, as a counterpoint, I’ve tried to home in on what I’m actually responding to when I’m nostalgic. It has helped me clarify my current tastes and reminded me of creative projects and ideas that got away.

When it came to the pandemic and my two young adult children, I had to make a tough decision. Was it right?

I brought home my daughter but left my son at university

I’m finishing my senior year at home — and taking the opportunity to revisit formative stories from childhood

I realized these stories can help me navigate an uncertain future

My parents and I both live in coronavirus epicenters — but we’re separated by thousands of miles

We’re trying to have hope in Seattle and Italy